Muslims Outraged American Restaurants Would Disrespect Them In This Way

safe_imageThe American economic system has birthed some of the most prosperous and profitable companies in all the world.

Some of the United States most far-reaching companies are those who have turned the concept of fast-food into a easily replicable business model in other parts of the world.

Restaurants like McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, and KFC are a few who have had the most success in profiting in foreign markets.

Part of the reason they’re able to do so well is they make adaptations to their menus so the food is a bit more in line with traditional meals in the area.

The good news is most of the time they won’t compromise on the integrity of their food or their values.

Which is why Muslims are furious at the three restaurants listed above.

These three restaurants operate in the nation state of Hong-Kong .

And when a prominent Mufti  in Hong Kong tried to get them to serve Halal meat in their restaurants all three refused and said they had no plans to introduce a Halal meat into their menu.

Mufti Muhammad Arshad says he hopes the companies will acquiesce to his demands because it would be a good business move to appease the Muslim desire for Halal meat.
Halal meat is meat that’s been prepared in a way Muslims deem permissible.

That means the meat is slaughtered according to Islamic law.

When Halal meat is prepared the name of Allah must be said while the animal is killed. The instrument used to slaughter the animal must be a very sharp knife, it must have its throat slit, the animal must not be unconscious when it is killed, and it is only Halal if it is bled dry by being hung upside down..

The South China Morning Post reported Arshad is frustrated these companies won’t adopt halal preparation practicies but thinks it might eventually happen.

They write:

“It’s disappointing that we could not convince the companies,” Arshad said. “It doesn’t have to be Hong Kong-wide. In the main areas, like Central, Wan Chai, Tsim Sha Tsui, the New Territories and at the airport, it would be a great service. The companies have to realise there is a need for this and that it is good business for them.”

Tourism sector lawmaker Paul Tse Wai-chun said he would welcome anything that would increase the diversity of Hong Kong and cater for people from different religious backgrounds. He said it would also be good for local businesses.

“The government has been trying to promote Islamic investment here, so the move would be beneficial to tourism in Hong Kong and our financial market,” Tse said. “It’s also a chance to attract tourists from Muslim countries to Hong Kong. We’re showing that we are catering for them.”

If this happens abroad it means it won’t be long until the global focus of Halal meat becomes a common practice here in the United States.

As our Muslim population grows and as companies begin to cave to Muslim demands it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Halal meat becoming a staple everywhere you go.

What are your thoughts on these restaurants currently resisting Halal meat?

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